Premise

President Barack Obama delivers his first State of the Union address, in which presidents typically highlight achievements from the previous year and articulate their priorities for the coming year, before a joint session of Congress, telecast from the House chamber. Topics expected to be addressed include the economy, job creation, health-care reform and the 2010-11 budget, slated to be sent to Congress on Feb. 1. Also: Virginia governor Bob McDonnell delivers the Republican response.